Dr. Stuart L. McHugh

Stuart McHugh
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Dr. Stuart L. McHugh's Biography

Type Of Business:
Aerospace company
Marketing Area:
National; International
Materials science; Solid state physics; Research; Hardware design examination
Major Product/SVS:
Aerospace research and development, including air traffic and air transportation management, missiles, space, and Homeland Security
Favorite Business Publication:
Science; Fortune; Bloomberg Businessweek
Studying languages and linguistics; Scuba diving; Traveling
Education Degrees:
Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University (1977); Master of Science in Science Materials, Stanford University (1976); Master of Science in Geophysics, Stanford University (1974); Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno (1972); Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, University of Nevada, Reno (1971)
Affiliations Awards:
American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Geophysical Union; Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Physical Society; Phi Kappa Phi
Place of Birth:
San Francisco
Work History:
Materials Engineer, Lockheed Martin/Advanced Technology Center (1981-Present); Geophysicist, SRI International (1977-1981); United States Geological Survey (1973-1977)
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlights of his career thus far include applying for a U.S. patent and receiving a Lockheed Martin Award for Ultrafast Metamaterials Based Beam Steering in 2011, and receiving a special recognition award from Lockheed Martin/Advanced Technology Technology Center in 2012 as part of the ATC Graphene Molecular Filtration Team.
Service League of San Mateo County
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his perseverance and hard work, as well as following technical leads, interests and opportunities.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He started with an interest in geology and geophysics, which led him to earthquake studies and material science in graduate school, and then to fracture mechanics at SRI International; from there, he transitioned to working with computer models for stress and failure analysis in aerospace.
Extended Bio Profile:
Dr. McHugh has published more than 100 scientific papers as well as his Ph.D. thesis, "Short Period Tilt Events and Episodic Slip on the San Andreas Fault." His other publications range from "Dislocation Modeling of Creep-Related Tilt Changes" in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America in 1978, to "Thermomechanical Characterization of a Membrane Deformable Mirror" in Applied Optics in 2008.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Researching materials; Conducting stress and fracture analysis of aerospace structures and materials; Performing computational analysis
Lockheed Martin/ATC Special Recognition Award for ATC Graphene Molecular Filtration Team (2012); Patent Application and Lockheed Martin Award: Ultrafast Metamaterials Based Beam Steering (2011); Lockheed Martin Superior Performance Group Award (1998); Lockheed Martin Superior Performance Award (1996); Outstanding Geologist Award, Mackay School of Mines (1972)
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